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cnn video on droid???

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Marlowr05, Jun 6, 2010.

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    I know there has to be someway to do this but is there anyway to play cnn mobile videos on droid or even the android os???

    I know I can watch yahoo videos and also msn videos so there must be a way. Thanks again
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    i think it has to do with the format limitations of the device. I have the same problem with cnet video podcast. Device just doesnt play them.
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    You'll have to wait for Froyo 2.2 and Adobe Flash 10.1. CNN videos are done with Flash. I just got 2.2 installed on my Droid tonight along with Flash 10.1 and the videos on CNN play just fine. :wink:
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    Try mvideoplayer...depending on format may work just fixed my issue.
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    Skyfire browser works with some flash sites as well.
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    I haven't tried skyfire. Yet. But I think the cnn mobile/touch site video is in a quicktime format.
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    Just tried and was able to watch one of the videos on CNN's homepage with Skyfire so you should be good to go.
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    Ok awesome I will give this a try. Thanks again.
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    how did you get froyo for your phone already??? i haven't seen anything on a Verizon OTA....
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    You'll need to do some more reading on the forums here. :icon_wink:
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    Originally Posted by kbatrph [​IMG]
    how did you get froyo for your phone already??? i haven't seen anything on a Verizon OTA....

    You'll need to do some more reading on the forums here. :icon_wink:

    Do you mean you rooted your phone?
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    Froyo 2.2 has been released lol. It's not officially released on verizon but just go search froyo 2.2 and you can download it now.
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    Originally Posted by AlDoes [​IMG]
    Originally Posted by kbatrph [​IMG]
    how did you get froyo for your phone already??? i haven't seen anything on a Verizon OTA....

    You'll need to do some more reading on the forums here. :icon_wink:

    Do you mean you rooted your phone?


    Froyo 2.2 has been released lol. It's not officially released on verizon but just go search froyo 2.2 and you can download it now.

    I just finished reading a thread 15 pages long about how to get froyo 2.2 not rooted to find out at the end that it was rooted.
    Did you mean search it in the forum? or where can I download it from. i have done a lot of reading in this forum and others but I still always see people posting troubles during the process of rooting there phones so I don't want to be stuck not knowing what I'm doing wrong
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    i just downloaded froyo plus flash 10.1, but i STILL can't watch msn, yahoo, or cnn video!!!!! now what?
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    CNN uses .mov files apparently for their streaming. I tried to watch the oil disaster video, and it downloaded a .mov.
    I read a few places to try renaming it to .m4p. I just gave up. It's enfuriating that everything has become so iPhone dependent, while leaving out the rest of the mobile market. I know a lot of people own iPhones, but is it really enough to justify ignoring the rest of the mobile market? /rant
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    i have froyo installed with flash 10.1 and just was able to watch 5 or 6 video's on CNN with no issues...

    the nice thing it doesnt launch a movie player it just plays the movies within the browser as it would if i were at a computer.
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    Ahh, bottom of the page, regular site link. That's embarrassing.
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    Just thought I'd add this to the topic.. live.cnn.com also works on Froyo with great frame rate. The only thing I've seen wrong with it is fullscreening the video can be a challenge sometimes.
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    if you change the ua string for your browser it will always open the full page.



    if you dont know how heres the instructions..

    this will make your browser always open the full page (in most cases)
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    i had that same issue, and then when i tried to watch them, a screen flashed up that said it couldn't open the file...besides, who wants to have to download and then watch videos??? i added Skyfire (in the market, for free) as my browser and NOW, i can watch all the videos i want!!!!
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